Networking

Networking is integral to managing your job search. You are encouraged to build a networking community of executives with whom you can discuss aspects of your career path—to request career advice or to explore connections at a specific company. Programs such as the Externship and Executives in Residence, and on-campus events such as the Atrium Company Showcases and Employer Information Sessions, give students immediate networking opportunities. These valuable professional relationships are often the keys to achieving career goals and objectives.

Networking Opportunities

Career Day and Real Estate Career Day
Representatives from hospitality companies make annual visits to campus to meet and recruit students. Don't miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences. This is the perfect place to make a good first impression and start networking your way to a career!

The Center for Hospitality Research, the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Real Estate and Finance bring distinguished hospitality leaders to share their wisdom in the classroom and through informal gatherings, giving our students distinctive learning experiences.

The Executive in Residence program brings senior executives to the school for an academic year of student advising. This is a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from highly successful hospitality leaders who bring to campus a wealth of proven management strategies.

Alumni Directory
Alumni can be excellent sources of help in networking, identifying potential employers or offering industry tips and informational interviews.

Handshake and the Permanent Job Listings
Utilize these resources to identify companies of interest and potential networking contacts.